Social Studies Activities

It's important that your kid grow to appreciate different peoples and places and there's no better way to introduce cultural traditions than hands-on activities and crafts. Whether your focus is on ancient civilizations or present day communities, we have a whole host of creative ideas. We also have plenty of holiday activities that will help your kid learn more about special occasions and the various cultural practices that define them. What's more, our US History activities that are the perfect way to make learning come alive for your student. Check out our selection of activities and find a few that will pique your kid's curiosity about the world around her.

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Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
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Whether you're teaching your kid about this important cultural art form or simply looking for a fun project, sandpainting is a fun activity you'll both enjoy.
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Bring history to life by helping your child create her own cartouche like the Egyptians did thousands of years ago.
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Would you sign the Mayflower Compact? Read it and see!
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Puppets can help preschoolers practice communication and conflict resolution.
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Your child will learn a whole alphabet of different jobs while she completes this brain-teaser chart just in time to celebrate Labor Day!
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Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.
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Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.
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Ancient Greek vases were not only utilitarian, they were also works of art. Jump into ancient cultures by decorating your own vase in classic Greek style.
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Follow these easy instructions to make a working sundial with your kid! Find out what other cool things the Aztecs created in this activity.
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Give your child a taste of life in Civil War era America by mixing up a batch of old-fashioned cornbread, adapted from a 19th century recipe.
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Encourage your child's interest in other cultures by helping him create his own colorful prayer flag inscribed with a special message for the world.
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Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago.
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This activity will give pre-readers practice building a story. And it's silly fun, too!
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Make ancient Egypt come alive by showing kids how to make their own mini sarcophagus out of a shoe box.
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This simple movement activity helps improve listening skills, as your child will be required to discriminate between sound and silence.
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Help your teen delve into the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; he'll come up with catchy slogans to advertise them in a pretend travel brochure.
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This activity spotlights everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, and preserves your child's handprints in his "antlers".
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Learn all about Native American culture as your child constructs her own Native American talking stick using string and various nature items.
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It's always fun to recycle household items into something great. Here's a quick and easy way to turn a used juice box into a police radio for hours of play!

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